El Salvador

El Salvador

The Ministry of Justice led the implementation of the El Salvador VACS in 2018. In May 2019, they launched the El Salvador Violence Against Children Survey Report.

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For an overview of the data found in El Salvador’s Violence Against Children Survey, download the El Salvador one-pager fact sheet.

 

Key highlights include:

 

14% of girls experienced sexual violence in childhood.

 

22% of girls experienced physical violence in childhood.

 

9% of girls and young women who experienced pressured or physically forced sex reported a resultant pregnancy.

 

Among girls who have experienced sexual violence, less than 15% of girls received help.

3% of boys experienced sexual violence in childhood.

 

19% of boys experienced physical violence in childhood.

 

Among boys who have experienced sexual violence, less than 0% of boys received help

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2019 - El Salvador Violence Against Children Survey

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El Salvador is currently in the process of developing its response plan. Check back for more progress updates.

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Partners are currently working to prevent and respond to violence through advocacy and public awareness efforts. Stay tuned for updates.

El Salvador VACS Partners

Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations: International Organization for Migration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Violence Prevention (CDC/DVP) and the United States Agency for International Development

Government: The El Salvador Ministry of Justice, La Dirección General de Estadística y Censos

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